3 Weeks And Counting. Are We In a Suicide Pact?
“It is hard to dislike a guy who can filet his opponent with a smile and a side of fava beans and a nice chianti.” As you wake up this morning, however hard it may be to believe, we are actually three weeks away from the first votes being cast in Campaign 2012. Three weeks from today, in the Iowa cold, people will gather and | Read More »
I Bet You This Hurts Romney
If you haven’t heard yet, in Saturday night’s debate wherein a former Nixon Administration staffer and a Clinton Administration apparatchik un-ironically asked questions to Republicans pretending to be without bias (though Diane Sawyer was on cough syrup or something and it showed), Mitt Romney bet Rick Perry $10,000.00 that Romney had not changed something in his book. Some Republicans are beating their chests over this | Read More »
GOProud’s Outing of Rick Perry Pollster Tony Fabrizio Backfires, Outs Them Instead
Earlier this week, Governor Perry released a campaign ad which contained a line about gays being able to serve in the military, but children not being allowed to pray in schools. The theme of the ad was ending President Obama’s ‘war on religion.’ It was, of course, met with the usual and expected responses from various quarters. I’m not going to defend nor bash the | Read More »
Gingrich: Is his rise sustainable?
Candidates for office aren’t always well known at first. This difference in name recognition can distort early polling, which is why in this Republican Presidential primary race I keep watching approval ratings for clues. So my personal find today of Gallup’s Positive Intensity Score tracker I think is worth a look, especially as we consider whether Newt Gingrich’s lead is here to stay.
, Herman Cain
, Michele Bachmann
, Mike Huckabee
, Mitt Romney
, Newt Gingrich
, Positive Intensity
, rick perry
The problem with Mitt Romney is the inconsistencies in his record. The problem with Newt Gingrich is the consistency of his record. I will support either of these men against Barack Obama. Either would be better. (Quick: My new favorite website) I support Gingrich over Romney because Gingrich fights and I don’t ever have to doubt where he stands on an issue. I trust Gingrich | Read More »
Obama Says It is Good to be in Texas While in Kansas
Were it Rick Perry or Michele Bachmann, all we’d hear about for the next week is that they went to Kansas and said it was “Good to be back in Texas.” Except it wasn’t Perry or Bachmann. It was Barack Obama not using the teleprompter. Like the 57 states. Except Barack Obama is a genius.
Gallup confirms Rasmussen’s lead for Gingrich
We went 10 days without a poll in the field, and then after that, we went another 5 days of no news. That’s nerve wracking when the last poll was so radically different from the past. But fortunately the new Gallup is in, and it tracks very well with the Rasmussen poll. In fact if we pretend there’s no randomness, the poll lends itself perfectly | Read More »
Will Iowa Be the GOP’s Version of Gephardt vs. Dean?
Mitt Romney has to win New Hampshire. His own campaign has set those expectations. If he does not win New Hampshire it is game over for Mitt. Unfortunately for Mitt Romney, expectations have been set so high for him in New Hampshire, a win might not be enough if the win is close. And right now Newt Gingrich is surging in New Hampshire. He has | Read More »
Rick Perry’s Second Time At Bat
“If Rick Perry loses and goes back to Texas as its Governor, the man who has stood dominant in Texas for a decade will be seen as a loser for the first time — and not just a loser, but a fool too.” Last night on Fox News’ candidate forum, Governor MItt Romney defaulted to quoting David Brooks from the New York Times. There’s why | Read More »
I don’t understand why they’d only run it once
Last night Rick Perry appeared on the Jay Leno show and this ad ran in Iowa. The campaign announced it would only run once. Perhaps they don’t have the money to keep this ad up in Iowa. But it seems to me the ad strikes the right tone. Frankly, they should have run something like this right after the debate performance. Now, the least they | Read More »
Rasmussen: Newt Stands Alone
I’ve been going crazy since Thanksgiving. We hadn’t gotten any polls over the long holiday weekend, and then no polling was conducted over the weekend itself, so we went 10 days with no major national polls in the field. Rasmussen broke the dry spell and the read is simple: Thanksgiving was very, very good to Newt Gingrich.
Amnesty, Border Security, and Conservatism
Illegal immigration, and the debate that comes with it, isn’t going anywhere. This became clear in previous debates when Governor Perry came under fire and was reinforced last night when Speaker Gingrich spoke these words: I don’t see how the — the party that says it’s the party of the family is going to adopt an immigration policy which destroys families that have been here | Read More »
An island of stability in the polling for Newt Gingrich
Once Newt Gingrich finally gained some genuine attention after months of praise of his debate performances, the Republican presidential race became a mess. We didn’t know who was leading. It could have been Gingrich, Mitt Romney, or Herman Cain. For now though it’s settled: Newt Gingrich leads. And as I’ve said in the past, watch his favorability ratings to know whether it’ll last.
, Herman Cain
, Mitt Romney
, Newt Gingrich
, ORC International
, Quinnipiac University
, rick perry
, USA Today
Geez, the WaPo misrepresents the GOP primary AGAIN.
This is getting exasperating. Now we apparently have Michael Gerson of the Washington Post making stuff up: It is now a familiar pattern — the scandal of sanity. Rick Perry is criticized for supporting discounted higher education for the children of undocumented workers, as though the ignorance of the innocent is an obviously superior policy option. [snip] There is room for debate on all these | Read More »
Is Jen Rubin using Andrew Ferguson to sneak an anti-Perry sneer in?
Now, normally I don’t like to do this sort of thing when it comes to people who will be eventually on my side when it comes to an election. Truly, I do not. But while I was reading this Jen Rubin Washington Post article targeting the latest anti-Romney… excuse me, I meant to type out “Newt Gingrich,” there… I was struck by something in these | Read More »